Suzanne Mackrell

Suzanne Mackrell - Associate

Keppie Design

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Opened in August 2019, TECA, including the 15,000 capacity P&J Live Arena, is a one of a kind sustainable development in Scotland.

The unique facility provides highly flexible, state of the art accommodation, housed within a spectacular angular building form which cuts a striking futuristic dash across the landscape. Rated BREEAM Excellent, TECA is the most sustainable venue of its kind in the UK and reflects Aberdeen’s citywide strategy to showcase renewable technologies.

The key elements of sustainable design are the on-site Energy Centre and the Anaerobic Digestion Plant. Utilising state-of-the-art NASA technology, TECA has the largest installation of hydrogen fuel cells in the UK. The innovative new facility represents the first phase of the wider TECA Masterplan, acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area. 98.8% of all materials have been re-used on-site, with the recycling of granite and sandstone forming a key feature of the public art strategy and landscape design.

During this presentation, we will hear from the TECA design team on the development of the energy strategy concept and consider how projects such as these will help to meet Scotland’s target of net zero by 2045.

Suzanne Mackrell will be joined by David Telford from Sonas Energy.

Speaker biography

Suzanne is an associate architect with 15+ years of experience. She joined Keppie in 2005 and has a wealth of experience spanning a variety of sectors, delivering large scale leisure, commercial, education and healthcare projects.

A personal area of expertise is in commercial architecture with a focus on leisure, entertainment and sports. Most notably, Suzanne played a pivotal role in the development of the Masterplan for the Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), securing planning consent for the project which completed in August 2019. She also played a vital part in the Hampden Vision project, which helped secure Hampden Park as the home of Scottish football in 2018.

Suzanne’s recent roles include developing proposals for the future expansion of the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, as well as assisting in the transformation of the same campus into the NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital facility in 2020.

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